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Obama: Anti-gay bill step backward for Ugandans

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FILE – In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 file photo, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni speaks during the London Summit on Family Planning in central London. President Barack Obama says in a statement provided Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 that pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America’s valued relationship with the East African nation. Museveni said Friday that he plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for what they term as “aggravated” homosexual acts. (AP Photo/Carl Court, Pool, File)

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 file photo, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni speaks during the London Summit on Family Planning in central London. President Barack Obama says in a statement provided Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 that pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America’s valued relationship with the East African nation. Museveni said Friday that he plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for what they term as “aggravated” homosexual acts. (AP Photo/Carl Court, Pool, File)

FILE – In a Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity and one holds out a wrapped condom, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda’s increasingly tough stance against homosexuality in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. President Barack Obama says in a statement provided Sunday, Feb. 15, 2014 that pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America’s valued relationship with the East African nation. Museveni said Friday that he plans to sign a bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for what they term as “aggravated” homosexual acts.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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